Author: Draper Aden Associates

Virginia Beach Office

Virginia Beach Office Growth Continues with New Hires

When our Virginia Beach outpost first opened in July 2017, we had a team of five staff members. Now, less than two-and-a-half years later, our office has grown by 200% percent. This expansion was recently capped by the addition of two new team members in Virginia Beach: Caleb Hurst, PE, and Anthony Tomlin, PE.   Caleb joined the Site Development & Infrastructure group and has over 20 of experience in land development site plan design, managing projects, schedules, budgets, and staffing on a variety of government, commercial, municipal, and industrial projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University.   Anthony joined the Solid Waste team as a Program Engineer. With over 24 years of civil design and environmental project experience, he has conducted or managed numerous solid waste, environmental restoration (CERCLA/RCRA), and industrial site projects....

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Utilities Repair

Draper Aden Associates Enhances Utilities Capabilities

Draper Aden Associates, an engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, has been serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for over four decades. With eight offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina, the firm has grown into a multifaceted and thriving organization, serving eight distinct markets and specializing in ten disciplines.   Due to an extensive demand for water and wastewater planning and design services, one of our most prominent areas of expertise, we are pleased to expand and enhance our Utilities program. As part of the firm’s continued growth, we have recently added two key members to our Utilities Division in Hampton Roads - Adrianna Dimperio, PE and Amanda Lothes, PE, PMP, who will play a vital role in serving our clients and expanding our utilities work across the Mid-Atlantic. Both women bring significant experience in both the public and private sectors and will support the firm’s continued growth by providing innovative solutions in...

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Segra Stadium

Segra Stadium and Entertainment Venue, Now in Full Swing

Prior to the grand opening of Segra Stadium, now home to Minor League Baseball team, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the City of Fayetteville embarked on a project to bring the minor league baseball team to the City. Bringing the baseball stadium and entertainment venue to Fayetteville has been an economic home run. Exciting opportunities are being created, spawning more economic development in the area.       Draper Aden Associates was hired by Populous, an Architectural Firm headquartered in Kansas City, MO, to design site-related improvements including grading, storm drainage, water distribution, and sanitary sewer collection. Draper Aden also developed a drainage system to accommodate drainage from the baseball stadium and a proposed plaza development surrounding the stadium. With any significant project, challenges are expected to arise. Draper Aden experienced site-related complications during the design phase of the stadium. These challenges represented the placement of the stadium between two sets of railroad tracks, flooding issues,...

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DAA Hosts its 3rd Annual Cornhole Challenge and Gives Back to Charity

At DAA, we don't just have fun to have fun; we have fun for a cause. We strive to partner with our community and help others through responsiveness, collaboration, respect and support, continuous improvement, and reliability. These five pillars drive our business and speak to the generosity of our time, resources, and authenticity. To create a Lasting Positive Impact is not just our slogan; it is our mission.   Last Friday, we held our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament, where employees were invited to indulge in cornhole competitions, intermingle with other departments, win prizes, and more. After launching the first event two years ago, we realized it could be something bigger than just gathering team members for an evening of fun. This event was an opportunity to help us to raise money for our corporate charity, the American Heart Association. With continued interested and historic high turnouts, we decided to raffle a 43” TV to...

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Our Commitment to Build Something Remarkable

American Heart Association (AHA) recently launched its 4th Annual Hard Hats with Heart event in the Triangle and will also host again in Richmond, Virginia, on the evening of September 17th. As AHA continues to raise awareness of heart health, Draper Aden Associates continues living out its commitment to AHA’s mission. Our goal as a partner, and as a firm, is to create a Lasting Positive Impact and Build Something Remarkable with those in the communities we serve while drawing awareness to heart disease, which affects many Americans.   For the past two years, Draper Aden Associates has sponsored Hard Hats with Heart's Tools for Schools program, in the Triangle and in Richmond. Hard Hats with Heart benefits AHA's commitment to be a relentless force for a world of longer and healthier lives and focuses, specifically, on the construction industry's elevated risk. As the program’s sponsor, Draper Aden Associates donates the use...

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DAA Wins Groundbreaking Aerial Services Contract and Builds on Extensive Experience

Draper Aden Associates has been committed to serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic with innovative and dynamic professional services that leave a Lasting Positive Impact®. That’s why the firm has invested heavily in unmanned aerial services in recent years. Draper Aden recognizes the powerful impact drones and unmanned aerial services can offer public and private clients across a wide array of industries.   For example, we continue to partner with Eden & Associates on an extensive airport obstruction survey project with the Virginia Department of Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration. Draper Aden is using fixed-wing and multi-rotor drones to collect visible imagery for photogrammetric processing and generation of 3D Point Cloud.  The Point Cloud data will be used for Part 77 Engineering Analysis to detect and document obstructions in portions of VGAS, entire VGPCS, entire VGPS and entire VGRPS Airport surfaces. With the successful incorporation of drones and advanced sensors, Draper Aden continues to...

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Employee Spotlight: Anthony Parker, Designer I

At DAA, we are proud to be a values-oriented firm. We are fortunate to employ exceptional professionals in the industry who make it their mission to live out our firm's values through their work, in their personal lives, and in the community. This month, we are pleased to highlight Anthony Parker who is a valued team player on our Underground Transmission & Distribution team. Let's learn more about him below: Name: Anthony Parker Title: Designer I Division: UT&D Hometown: Caroline County, Virginia Birthday: August 31   How long have you been with the firm and what inspired you most about joining Draper Aden Associates? I have been with Draper for almost two years. The opportunity to help different communities is what inspired me to join.   Please share with us a few details with us about your role at DAA. Being a Designer I am heavily involved in the drawings of underground and overhead routes for a confidential client. I am...

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Draper Aden Gives Back to Fight Heart Disease

Photo Credits: American Heart Association   Draper Aden is now more than half-way through the year and what a busy time it’s been at our firm! In October 2018, we were proud to announce the American Heart Association as our official charity partner. Our firm is committed to leaving a lasting positive impact with our clients, employees, and community.   As a partner, DAA is supporting the American Heart Association’s work, such as educating people about heart disease, funding lifesaving research that impacts both children and adults, providing CPR training, and much more.   We have been a major sponsor of the Richmond and Hampton Roads Heart Ball for several years now and are excited to have expanded our support since our announcement. As of today, we have also supported the American Heart Association in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Raleigh with $30,000 in donations! These funds will help with lifesaving research, advocacy, and patient support for individuals...

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Gentlemen Foundation

Giving Back to Help Find a Cure for ALS

  Leaving a lasting, positive impact is more than our mission. It also applies to more than our projects and services. It represents the ethos of our firm and drives us to do more for those in the communities we serve. A tangible example of our firm’s commitment to this philosophy was evident at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach on May 20, 2019.   On that day, Draper Aden Associates donated $10,000 to the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation at the group’s invitational golf tournament. This philanthropic support will help the Foundation in its mission to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.   The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation is a home-grown nonprofit that was founded in Virginia Beach in 2007. For over a decade, the organization has rallied the community and the region in many ways, quickly becoming a leading fundraiser for the National ALS Society...

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DAA is Pleased to Launch New Website

  DAA is pleased to announce the launch of our new website at While planning the design of our new site, we felt it was important to keep our valued clients and frequent site visitors top of mind. Our mission was to create a user-friendly, functional and responsive experience for the viewer. Please take a look at some of the updated features below or in the quick video above:   User-Friendly Find what you need in a pinch with our fast and responsive layout. Easily navigate to any section on the same or different page with enjoyable user experience on any device or screen size using our smooth page transitions feature.   Visual Appeal We’ve updated and improved our imagery to a contemporary look and feel, using professional high-end photography. With clean white space, our blog and project portfolio are now showcased in a grid-like format, giving the user a decluttered view of our work.   Targeted Content Find...

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